The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 12 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 -7  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 12399 13688 18216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.99% 14.80% 17.51%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.86% 49.35% 53.65%
Number of salaries quoted 10954 12192 15995
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 25379 27738 33953
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 30.69% 29.99% 32.65%
Number of salaries quoted 21587 23979 28983
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing SQL Server as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server in England.

Salary trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the England region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 4706 £55,000 +4.76% 455
South East -2 2287 £42,500 - 338
North West -1 1265 £40,000 +1.26% 202
East of England +3 991 £43,000 +1.17% 115
Yorkshire -5 872 £40,000 - 138
South West 0 847 £37,500 - 114
West Midlands +3 842 £40,000 +6.66% 129
East Midlands -4 465 £42,500 +6.25% 89
North East -1 110 £37,500 - 15
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 13596 (55.82%) .NET
2 13072 (53.67%) C#
3 12567 (51.59%) SQL
4 9263 (38.03%) Microsoft
5 9246 (37.96%) Agile Software Development
6 8855 (36.35%) ASP.NET
7 8072 (33.14%) MVC
8 7005 (28.76%) JavaScript
9 5915 (24.28%) HTML
10 5583 (22.92%) Finance
11 5524 (22.68%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5320 (21.84%) Windows
13 5203 (21.36%) CSS
14 4716 (19.36%) TDD
15 4550 (18.68%) T-SQL
16 4098 (16.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 4021 (16.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 3824 (15.70%) AngularJS
19 3821 (15.69%) Business Intelligence
20 3795 (15.58%) .NET Framework
21 3460 (14.20%) Scrum
22 3451 (14.17%) WCF
23 3377 (13.86%) ASP.NET Web API
24 3273 (13.44%) Oracle
25 3219 (13.22%) jQuery
26 3135 (12.87%) Microsoft Azure
27 3075 (12.62%) Degree
28 2995 (12.30%) Web Services
29 2563 (10.52%) SQL Server 2008
30 2532 (10.39%) SQL Server 2014

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1608 (6.60%) IIS
2 1454 (5.97%) SharePoint
3 787 (3.23%) MS Exchange
4 777 (3.19%) CMS
5 498 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
6 472 (1.94%) Tomcat
7 453 (1.86%) Apache
8 433 (1.78%) BizTalk Server
9 355 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
10 346 (1.42%) Umbraco
11 303 (1.24%) Sitecore CMS
12 280 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
13 276 (1.13%) JBoss
14 256 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
15 245 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 241 (0.99%) WebSphere
17 209 (0.86%) Apache Spark
18 204 (0.84%) Skype for Business
19 192 (0.79%) EPiServer
20 188 (0.77%) Confluence
Applications
1 1193 (4.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 745 (3.06%) Microsoft Office
3 167 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 163 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 90 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
6 71 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
7 62 (0.25%) SPSS
8 37 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 20 (0.082%) InfoPath
10 12 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
11 9 (0.037%) Fireworks
11 9 (0.037%) HipChat
12 5 (0.021%) OmniGraffle
12 5 (0.021%) SOLIDWORKS
13 4 (0.016%) Acrobat
13 4 (0.016%) S-PLUS
13 4 (0.016%) SPSS Modeler
13 4 (0.016%) Weka
14 3 (0.012%) GIMP
14 3 (0.012%) Stata
Business Applications
1 451 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 206 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 179 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
4 156 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
5 41 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
6 39 (0.16%) Eloqua
7 36 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
8 34 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 30 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
10 29 (0.12%) Magento
10 29 (0.12%) Markit EDM
11 28 (0.11%) Actimize
12 22 (0.090%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 22 (0.090%) thinkFolio
13 20 (0.082%) FastStats
13 20 (0.082%) Oracle EBS R12
13 20 (0.082%) Visualfiles
14 19 (0.078%) Infor M3
14 19 (0.078%) Maximo
14 19 (0.078%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3135 (12.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 1588 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
3 675 (2.77%) Office 365
4 620 (2.55%) SaaS
5 249 (1.02%) PaaS
6 239 (0.98%) IaaS
7 234 (0.96%) GitHub
8 217 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
9 123 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
10 113 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
11 104 (0.43%) Google Play
12 88 (0.36%) Azure Machine Learning
13 56 (0.23%) Amazon S3
14 54 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
15 51 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
16 47 (0.19%) Google Analytics
17 45 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
18 39 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
19 32 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
20 31 (0.13%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 748 (3.07%) Firewall
2 746 (3.06%) Internet
3 673 (2.76%) DNS
4 588 (2.41%) SAN
5 505 (2.07%) TCP/IP
6 463 (1.90%) DHCP
7 400 (1.64%) WAN
8 380 (1.56%) LAN
9 301 (1.24%) HTTP
10 270 (1.11%) VPN
11 212 (0.87%) Intranet
12 203 (0.83%) VoIP
13 183 (0.75%) Skype
14 154 (0.63%) VLAN
15 139 (0.57%) NAS
16 135 (0.55%) Network Security
17 111 (0.46%) SSL
18 102 (0.42%) SMTP
19 100 (0.41%) Wireless
20 95 (0.39%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4098 (16.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4021 (16.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2563 (10.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 2532 (10.39%) SQL Server 2014
5 2520 (10.35%) Data Warehouse
6 2342 (9.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2043 (8.39%) SQL Server 2012
8 1782 (7.32%) NoSQL
9 1747 (7.17%) Relational Database
10 1742 (7.15%) MySQL
11 1463 (6.01%) SQL Server 2016
12 1167 (4.79%) MongoDB
13 1019 (4.18%) Power BI
14 867 (3.56%) Big Data
15 815 (3.35%) SQL Server 2005
16 673 (2.76%) RDBMS
17 534 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
18 526 (2.16%) Oracle Database
19 505 (2.07%) Hadoop
20 491 (2.02%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2106 (8.65%) Visual Studio
2 2078 (8.53%) Git (software)
3 1783 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 1219 (5.00%) NUnit
5 901 (3.70%) Subversion
6 872 (3.58%) JIRA
7 750 (3.08%) TeamCity
8 603 (2.48%) Rhino Mocks
9 498 (2.04%) Jenkins
10 497 (2.04%) Moq
11 482 (1.98%) Selenium
12 376 (1.54%) MSTest
13 362 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
14 329 (1.35%) SpecFlow
15 299 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 247 (1.01%) Maven
17 240 (0.99%) JUnit
18 145 (0.60%) Bitbucket
19 124 (0.51%) Ant
20 113 (0.46%) gulp
General
1 5583 (22.92%) Finance
2 1731 (7.11%) Banking
3 1215 (4.99%) Retail
4 1061 (4.36%) Marketing
5 684 (2.81%) Games
6 595 (2.44%) Investment Banking
7 590 (2.42%) Legal
8 568 (2.33%) Advertising
9 553 (2.27%) Telecoms
10 436 (1.79%) Manufacturing
11 354 (1.45%) Front Office
12 306 (1.26%) Back Office
13 272 (1.12%) Law
14 264 (1.08%) Electronics
15 176 (0.72%) Financial Institution
16 161 (0.66%) Publishing
17 152 (0.62%) Music Industry
18 131 (0.54%) Retail Banking
19 117 (0.48%) Automotive
20 90 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14644 (60.12%) Developer
2 7540 (30.95%) .NET Developer
3 5570 (22.87%) C# Developer
4 3855 (15.83%) C# .NET Developer
5 2597 (10.66%) SQL Developer
6 2339 (9.60%) Analyst
7 2325 (9.55%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2195 (9.01%) Senior Developer
9 2003 (8.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 1809 (7.43%) Software Developer
11 1533 (6.29%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 1395 (5.73%) DBA
13 1130 (4.64%) SQL DBA
14 1110 (4.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 1027 (4.22%) .NET Software Developer
16 1002 (4.11%) Senior .NET Developer
17 960 (3.94%) C# Software Developer
18 957 (3.93%) Administrator
19 930 (3.82%) Junior
20 924 (3.79%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13596 (55.82%) .NET
2 8855 (36.35%) ASP.NET
3 5915 (24.28%) HTML
4 5524 (22.68%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5203 (21.36%) CSS
6 3824 (15.70%) AngularJS
7 3795 (15.58%) .NET Framework
8 3451 (14.17%) WCF
9 3377 (13.86%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3219 (13.22%) jQuery
11 2995 (12.30%) Web Services
12 2279 (9.36%) Entity Framework
13 2256 (9.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 2087 (8.57%) XML
15 2054 (8.43%) WPF
16 1976 (8.11%) HTML5
17 1933 (7.94%) RESTful
18 1651 (6.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 1498 (6.15%) Node.js
20 1373 (5.64%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 1726 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1645 (6.75%) Computer Science
3 1508 (6.19%) Greenfield Project
4 783 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
5 688 (2.82%) Management Information System
6 639 (2.62%) Clustering
7 589 (2.42%) Mobile App
8 561 (2.30%) User Experience
9 525 (2.16%) Fintech
10 491 (2.02%) Replication
11 362 (1.49%) Data Centre
12 313 (1.28%) iPad
13 287 (1.18%) Hedge funds
14 257 (1.06%) Client/Server
15 252 (1.03%) Fixed Income
16 245 (1.01%) N-Tier
17 203 (0.83%) Data Structures
18 200 (0.82%) Equities
19 172 (0.71%) Social Media
20 158 (0.65%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 5320 (21.84%) Windows
2 2242 (9.20%) Windows Server
3 1677 (6.88%) Linux
4 1108 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 1051 (4.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 724 (2.97%) Unix
7 586 (2.41%) Android
8 392 (1.61%) Apple iOS
9 374 (1.54%) Windows 7
10 341 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 234 (0.96%) Windows 10
12 156 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 113 (0.46%) Solaris
13 113 (0.46%) Windows 8
14 108 (0.44%) CentOS
15 106 (0.44%) Windows XP
16 62 (0.25%) Ubuntu
17 59 (0.24%) AIX
18 53 (0.22%) Debian
19 40 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9246 (37.96%) Agile Software Development
2 8072 (33.14%) MVC
3 4716 (19.36%) TDD
4 3821 (15.69%) Business Intelligence
5 3460 (14.20%) Scrum
6 2319 (9.52%) BDD
7 2307 (9.47%) OO
8 2225 (9.13%) Web Application Development
9 2181 (8.95%) Web Development
10 2028 (8.33%) ETL
11 1845 (7.57%) Software Engineering
12 1783 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
13 1614 (6.63%) SDLC
14 1356 (5.57%) Analytics
15 1350 (5.54%) Unit Testing
16 1223 (5.02%) ITIL
17 1206 (4.95%) Mentoring
18 1199 (4.92%) Test Automation
19 1196 (4.91%) Performance Tuning
20 1137 (4.67%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 13072 (53.67%) C#
2 12567 (51.59%) SQL
3 7005 (28.76%) JavaScript
4 4550 (18.68%) T-SQL
5 2460 (10.10%) Java
6 1483 (6.09%) VB.NET
7 1406 (5.77%) PowerShell
8 1045 (4.29%) Ruby
9 920 (3.78%) Python
10 813 (3.34%) VB
11 747 (3.07%) C++
12 646 (2.65%) PHP
13 546 (2.24%) VBA
14 410 (1.68%) PL/SQL
15 363 (1.49%) TypeScript
16 336 (1.38%) C
17 285 (1.17%) Perl
18 268 (1.10%) Shell Script
19 250 (1.03%) R
20 217 (0.89%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3075 (12.62%) Degree
2 993 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 731 (3.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 368 (1.51%) MCSE
5 350 (1.44%) Security Cleared
6 238 (0.98%) SC Cleared
7 203 (0.83%) MCSA
8 192 (0.79%) MCP
9 168 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
10 157 (0.64%) ISEB
11 147 (0.60%) MCITP
12 141 (0.58%) CCNA
13 124 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
14 116 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 115 (0.47%) ISTQB
16 114 (0.47%) MCTS
17 91 (0.37%) PMI Certification
18 88 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
19 76 (0.31%) Master's Degree
20 65 (0.27%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 934 (3.83%) QA
2 391 (1.61%) SLA
3 381 (1.56%) Data Quality
4 138 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 136 (0.56%) PCI DSS
6 87 (0.36%) ISO 9001
7 36 (0.15%) PMO
8 29 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 27 (0.11%) SEPA
10 25 (0.10%) GDPR
10 25 (0.10%) HL7
11 23 (0.094%) MiFID
12 22 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 15 (0.062%) ISO 14001
14 14 (0.057%) Disclosure Scotland
15 12 (0.049%) Cyber Essentials
16 11 (0.045%) ISO 9000
17 10 (0.041%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 10 (0.041%) WCAG
18 8 (0.033%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1752 (7.19%) Active Directory
2 829 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 618 (2.54%) Hyper-V
4 331 (1.36%) vSphere
5 287 (1.18%) Docker
6 261 (1.07%) XenApp
7 190 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
8 118 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
9 91 (0.37%) XenDesktop
10 57 (0.23%) Terminal Services
10 57 (0.23%) XenServer
11 53 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
12 49 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
13 42 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
14 32 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
15 30 (0.12%) KVM
16 25 (0.10%) ISA Server
16 25 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 25 (0.10%) vCloud
17 24 (0.099%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 395 (1.62%) Puppet
2 330 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
3 294 (1.21%) SCCM
4 221 (0.91%) Kibana
5 220 (0.90%) Ansible
6 169 (0.69%) SCOM
7 150 (0.62%) WSUS
8 127 (0.52%) Nagios
9 90 (0.37%) Opsview
10 86 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
11 78 (0.32%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 78 (0.32%) Control-M
12 76 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
13 73 (0.30%) Backup Exec
14 72 (0.30%) vCenter Server
15 69 (0.28%) Salt
16 68 (0.28%) logstash
17 56 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 55 (0.23%) ZABBIX
19 52 (0.21%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9263 (38.03%) Microsoft
2 3273 (13.44%) Oracle
3 1434 (5.89%) VMware
4 745 (3.06%) Tableau
5 692 (2.84%) Cisco
6 673 (2.76%) SAP
7 593 (2.43%) Citrix
8 526 (2.16%) Google
9 409 (1.68%) HP
10 382 (1.57%) IBM
11 368 (1.51%) Sitecore
12 361 (1.48%) Facebook
13 344 (1.41%) Sybase
14 302 (1.24%) Xamarin
15 267 (1.10%) NetApp
16 248 (1.02%) Cognos
17 189 (0.78%) Informatica
18 186 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
19 181 (0.74%) Red Hat
20 180 (0.74%) Apple
Preston, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Darlington, County Durham
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
The One Group
Salary: £0 - 40k per year + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Modis International
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Staffordshire
Modis International
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 40,000
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ely, Cambridgeshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Pimlico Banks Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + flexible working
Posted: 17 hours ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Modis International
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Alcester, Warwickshire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Itecco
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Recann
Salary: £45000 - £350000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £22000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday